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Home > Texas > Voss vicinity > Creswell-Rozzle Ranch, Approximately 2 miles South of Leaday, Voss, Coleman County, TX



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Item Title


Location
Approximately 2 miles South of Leaday, Voss vicinity, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3352
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N91).
Significance: The Creswell-Rozzle house is architecturally significant as a building and stylistic type, a stone L-shaped house with seven gables. Climatic adaptation and site orientation are important; the house is oriented to the Colorado River to the south to catch prevailing breezes. Craftsmanship is extraordinary, with superior stonework in the first building phase. The use of local materials is noteworthy. The stone was quarried on the site, and there is a surviving lime kiln in the vicinity (HAER No. TX-14). The ranch complex of carefully constructed outbuildings and fragments of stone corrals is culturally significant as the chief residence of one of Coleman County's earliest settling families. The house was constructed for the first of the Creswell family in the region and has associations with Jonathan Cook, an outstanding Texas stonemason with several related works in the area. In addition, the house structure and outbuildings are in a remarkably unchanged state and as a complex present a viable image of a working cattle ranch in the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth.

Subjects
Ranches


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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